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An old, 17th century coaching inn
45 minutes from Paris in the Vexin region
Isle-Adam, VAL-D'OISE ile-de-france 95290 FR


This property is set in the French department of Val-d'Oise, in the midst of Vexin Regional Nature Park, near to several national forests and not far from a number of popular hiking trails.
Paris is 40 km away and the train station within walking distance (45-minute links to Gare-du-Nord).
The N184 and N1 as well as the A115-A15 and the Francilienne ring road, are easily reached. Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle and Beauvais airports are some forty kilometres away and the Somme beaches are 180 km away via the A16 motorway.


This property stands in the middle of a village, its facade on the street, as if to be able to join in more easily with the ever lively way of life in this market town. Constructed in the 17th century, this old coaching inn was built of limestone blocks and topped with a tile roof.
The main house is separated by a partially paved courtyard from a large outbuilding which must originally have comprised the stables and bedrooms for the passing guests.
The property is extended by a walled garden which has the advantage of being in a sector where building is permitted.

The main residence

The main residence stands on a street, with access via a porch way where it is still possible to see traces of the horse-drawn carriages of the past, their wheels having worn down the paving stones. This impressively large building spans three levels, a ground, a first and a converted attic floor. It has been preserved courtesy of the quality of its construction materials.
The facade, still the original, features a sundial standing out from the exposed stone, engraved with the words “Les heures passent mais les péchés restent” (time passes but sins remain).

Ground floor
The house opens its doors into a fully vaulted entrance hall, the stones of which have been renovated. Its square terracotta floor tiles continue into a lounge and a kitchen. The door and window frames were somewhat altered when the building, coaching inn then café and meeting place in the middle of the village, became a house. Each room on the ground floor is flooded with daylight and opens on to the garden. A stairway, marked by the patina of time, leads from the kitchen up to the bedrooms.
First floor
This level begins via a long corridor, with parquet flooring, illuminated by picture windows overlooking the garden. It leads to five bedrooms, one of which looks out at the 13th century gothic church from its three windows. Another bedroom is currently in use as a study, its walls lined with bookshelves. A bathroom is fitted with old doors that conceal a toilet and cupboards. The bath is positioned such that it is possible to look out over the verdant surroundings whilst lazing in the water.
The old attic, under the slopes of the roof, is now a vast games room featuring the roof truss in an exposed cathedral framework. A bedroom and a bathroom are at each end.
The garden
The garden is in two sections separated by the outbuilding and the differing ground levels. A first garden, half laid to lawn and half paved at the foot of the house, is enhanced with numerous plants, flowering at different times of the year. Behind the outbuilding, it is possible to additionally purchase an enclosed garden, planted with beautifully trimmed, tall evergreen bushes. This area, classified as building land, opens on to another street other than that of the house and could be made completely independent.
The outbuilding dates from the same period as the house. Built of stone under a slate roof, it exudes great potential. The ground floor comprises two vast rooms, a cellar and the old stables which still have their troughs and mangers. The upstairs is reached via an outside stairway which also leads to the garden and to a hanging, wooden terrace. It comprises three rooms, illuminated via windows and reached via a corridor. This building could be renovated and made habitable.

Our opinion

This little enclosed, very private universe, between the old coaching inn and its outbuilding, is set in the midst of the village, under the watchful eye of the gothic church. The main house, exuding a proud air, features a projection resembling a tower. A few steps lead to a second garden, open on to another street, in an area where building is permitted. A little Vexin haven, where the proximity to Paris is not its only asset.

663 300 €
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Reference 889995

Land registry surface area 532 m2
Main building surface area 240 m2
Outbuilding surface area 150 m2

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Elodie Couppé       +33 1 42 84 80 85



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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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